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Why government banned alcohol sale during the 40-day lockdown?

18 Apr 2020

Why government banned alcohol sale during the 40-day lockdown?

When the Centre released a new set of guidelines for the second bout of lockdown, it clearly stated that the sale of alcohol would be banned till May 3. This decision was taken despite some state governments mulling the option of re-opening liquor shops to generate revenue.

Coronavirus: Stimulus 2.0 in mind, Modi and Sitharaman hold talks

17 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Stimulus 2.0 in mind, Modi and Sitharaman hold talks

With economic activity coming to a standstill for almost a month due to the coronavirus pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss a package that could keep the wheels churning.

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

16 Apr 2020

Reliance and Facebook could team up for WeChat-like "super app"

Social media giant Facebook and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) could soon team up for a WeChat-like "super app".

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

Facing a dearth of personal protective equipment (PPE), India ordered thousands from China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but a large chunk of these items didn't pass safety tests, a report in ET said on Thursday.

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

14 Apr 2020

After UberEats, Zomato is eyeing to buy Grofers

A few months after acquiring UberEats, Zomato is looking to buy popular e-grocery start-up Grofers.

Final 991-gen Porsche 911 to be auctioned for Coronavirus relief

12 Apr 2020

Final 991-gen Porsche 911 to be auctioned for Coronavirus relief

The final Porsche 911 of the last generation (991) will be sold through an online auction with RM Sotheby's on April 15, the German automaker has announced.

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

31 Mar 2020

#Lockdown: Jio to offer free broadband service for 30 days

Last week we reported that Reliance Jio is planning to offer a free 10Mbps broadband connection to new users as part of its #CoronaHaaregaIndiaJeetega initiative. And now, more details about the scheme have come to light.

Enforce coronavirus lockdown, take action against violators: Centre tells states

23 Mar 2020

Enforce coronavirus lockdown, take action against violators: Centre tells states

Fully aware that only a nationwide lockdown can contain the spread of coronavirus, the government of India has asked states to enforce it diligently and ordered to take legal action against those flouting rules.

Soon, you will get Wi-Fi on domestic Indian flights

02 Mar 2020

Soon, you will get Wi-Fi on domestic Indian flights

Finally, you will be able to use internet service on domestic Indian flights.

83: Deepika looks just like Romi Dev in new poster

19 Feb 2020

83: Deepika looks just like Romi Dev in new poster

Giving an early morning surprise to her fans today, actress Deepika Padukone released her first look from the upcoming movie 83.

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

13 Jan 2020

Arrested J&K DSP Davinder Singh sheltered terrorists at home: Report

Two days after Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh was arrested with Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists in Kulgam, a report revealed that the top cop had sheltered the terrorists at his home in Srinagar.

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

11 Jan 2020

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

Since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed last month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the "unconstitutional" law.

Pay back time: OYO is making its early-stage investors rich

25 Dec 2019

Pay back time: OYO is making its early-stage investors rich

The general partners (GPs) at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital have raked a huge payout from India's leading hotel chain OYO Hotels & Homes.

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

18 Dec 2019

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.

No more free broadband: Reliance starts billing JioFiber broadband users

04 Dec 2019

No more free broadband: Reliance starts billing JioFiber broadband users

JioFiber broadband users, who have been enjoying free internet access as part of the preview offer, will soon have to start paying for the service.

Income Tax sleuths raid BMC contractors, unearth irregularities

15 Nov 2019

Income Tax sleuths raid BMC contractors, unearth irregularities

At a time when Maharashtra is going through a political crisis, the Income Tax department raided contractors hired by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, a stronghold of Shiv Sena.

Meet Dushyant Singh Chautala, the kingmaker of Haryana

24 Oct 2019

Meet Dushyant Singh Chautala, the kingmaker of Haryana

In Haryana, a young Turk, Dushyant Singh Chautala is holding the cards for the Assembly.

Accused made fake Facebook account to befriend Kamlesh Tiwari: Cops

21 Oct 2019

Accused made fake Facebook account to befriend Kamlesh Tiwari: Cops

With every day, new details related to the sensational murder of the firebrand Hindu leader, Kamlesh Tiwari, are emerging.

Cars24 raises $100 million in Series D round: Details here

17 Oct 2019

Cars24 raises $100 million in Series D round: Details here

Cars24, the Gurugram-based company that claims to offer an easy and hassle-free experience of buying/selling used cars, has raised $100 million from a bunch of existing and new investors in a Series D round.

PMC crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman says she'll talk to RBI Governor

10 Oct 2019

PMC crisis: Nirmala Sitharaman says she'll talk to RBI Governor

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met distressed customers of the crisis-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) on Thursday and assured them she will speak to Shaktikanta Das, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), this evening.

OYO caught leaking personal customer data, phone numbers

02 Oct 2019

OYO caught leaking personal customer data, phone numbers

India's popular hotel and homestay chain OYO is facing flak for leaving the personal data of its customers exposed.

Netflix is now trying a Freemium model in India

30 Sep 2019

Netflix is now trying a Freemium model in India

Just a few months after launching an entry-level plan for mobile users, streaming giant Netflix is testing another feature in India, one that provides free access to select content for a limited time.

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

06 Sep 2019

Cognizant CEO plans downsizing; may cut jobs in October

Cognizant Technologies CEO Brian Humphries has disclosed that the US-based IT services firm would soon witness a slew of job cuts.

Post retirement, MS Dhoni to venture into film production?

29 Aug 2019

Post retirement, MS Dhoni to venture into film production?

After a brilliant first innings in cricket, former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to start a new (albeit small) chapter in his professional life.

Parle sales drop amid economic-slowdown; 10,000 employees may be laid-off?

21 Aug 2019

Parle sales drop amid economic-slowdown; 10,000 employees may be laid-off?

India's leading biscuit maker, Parle Products Pvt. Ltd. may have to lay off up to 10,000 of its employees, as economic growth continues to slow down, a company executive said yesterday.

#Article370Scrapped: NSA Ajit Doval visits Shopian, eats lunch with locals

07 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: NSA Ajit Doval visits Shopian, eats lunch with locals

A day after Lok Sabha passed the J&K Reorganisation Bill, NSA Ajit Doval, who played an instrumental part in this big move, visited Kashmir to review the security situation.

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

07 Aug 2019

JioPhone 3 likely to launch on August 12: Details here

Over the last two years, Reliance JioPhone and JioPhone 2 have taken services like WhatsApp and Facebook to the mass market.

Xbox Live goes down, leaving games inaccessible for hours

07 Aug 2019

Xbox Live goes down, leaving games inaccessible for hours

A few hours ago, Xbox Live, Microsoft's famous online gaming and media delivery service, went down.

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to get terrorist tag under UAPA

27 Jul 2019

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to get terrorist tag under UAPA

Pakistan-based terrorists Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed, who have been waging war against India through their outfits, will get the "terrorist" tag once the new amendments of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) come into force, said reports.

IIT-Delhi working on projects to track, monitor air pollution levels

17 Jul 2019

IIT-Delhi working on projects to track, monitor air pollution levels

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi is developing a slew of solutions at its Center of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA) for tracking and reducing the air pollution levels in the city.

Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers

15 Jul 2019

Soon, big brands could advertise on WhatsApp via GIFs, stickers

After staying ad-free for years, WhatsApp is finally looking to monetize by showing ads.

RBI's Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quits before term ends: Report

24 Jun 2019

RBI's Deputy Governor Viral Acharya quits before term ends: Report

Viral Acharya, the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has tendered his resignation, Business Standard reported on Monday.

Akshay tops celeb endorsements; Khans don't feature in top 5

28 May 2019

Akshay tops celeb endorsements; Khans don't feature in top 5

For decades, the Khans of Bollywood- Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan- have maintained being at the top of the industry. However, the mighty Khans have recently been dethroned in terms of brand endorsements by Akshay Kumar.

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

24 May 2019

Arun Jaitley might not return as Finance Minister: Report

After a resounding victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon take up the task of forming his cabinet.

Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag

02 May 2019

Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag

The Opposition is not celebrating Masood Azhar's designation as a global terrorist as they may have to pay a political price, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.

Soon, you may get credit cards from Ola and Flipkart

02 May 2019

Soon, you may get credit cards from Ola and Flipkart

Reportedly, leading internet giants Flipkart and Ola are gearing up to launch their own credit cards soon.

Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights

17 Apr 2019

Soon, Reliance Jio could offer internet on Indian flights

If there's anything that annoys us when we board a flight in India, it's the lack of internet.

#BreachAlert: Wipro's system compromised in phishing attack, customers targeted

16 Apr 2019

#BreachAlert: Wipro's system compromised in phishing attack, customers targeted

Wipro, one of India's largest IT services providers, is dealing with the situation of a security breach.

Now, Netflix is testing Rs. 250 mobile-only plan in India

22 Mar 2019

Now, Netflix is testing Rs. 250 mobile-only plan in India

In a major move to expand its user base, popular streaming platform Netflix has started testing a low-cost subscription plan in the Indian market.

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

26 Feb 2019

India v/s Pakistan: A comparison of military strength and weapons

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, ties between India and Pakistan have sharply deteriorated.